Facebook Crackdown on Alternative Media & Cuba Rewrites Constitution
Anya Parampil breaks down a new effort by Facebook to stop what it calls political spam from circulating on its site. Facebook used the opportunity to remove very popular alternative media pages such as the Free Thought Project, the Anti-Media, Cop Block, Filming Cops, and even RT America’s very own Rachel Blevins. Rachel then joins the show along with Sputnik journalist Alex Rubenstein as well as Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute, Daniel McAdams, to discuss the broader implications of this censorship. Later in the show Anya speaks with Cuban journalist, Cristina Escobar, who explains the democratic process Cuba has embarked on to rewrite the country’s constitution, including moves to legalize private property and enshrine marriage equality.